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October Current Thinking Column I

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Perpetuating a 125-Year Legacy

by Leslie Dashew

I recently gave a talk to families in business in Hawaii.  One of the questions I was asked was: "How do we get the younger generation interested in being part of the family business?" 

This story about The Columbian and the Campbell family illustrates one such example of successful engagement.  The Campbells have just started the process of family meetings with the younger generation.  In our meetings, they are exploring individual and collective dreams for the future. In so doing, the three young men have begun to see more clearly how they can be part of the business in different roles, each applying their individual talents.  They are also witnessing how they can help evolve the business into a more sustainable one for the future.  I thought you would enjoy seeing this article.

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